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Jun 7, 2015 9:05 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Jun 7, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Maybe some type of Hummingbird Moth.
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Jun 7, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
Some type of Hummingbird Moth.
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Jun 8, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Probably a Snowberry Clearwing, but definitely a Hummingbird Moth.
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Jun 8, 2015 10:18 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
some people call them hawk moths.
They start out as big green horned worms that eat everything!

https://www.google.com/search?...

some of them are quite beautiful with elaborate markings and colors. I have seen them out at dusk.
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Jun 8, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Hummingbird moths are the adult of hornworms but not the green tobacco/tomato hornworms that we see in vegetable gardens doing all of the damage.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Jun 8, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thanks everyone! It was exciting for my kids to see!
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Jun 9, 2015 12:07 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
We had one two years ago. It was almost tame. I sure wish we would get more.
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Jan 18, 2016 11:32 PM CST
Name: Morgan
IL (Zone 5b)
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I'm a newish member here and am slowly going back to look through older posts. It is something to remind me of summer when it feels like -25F outside.

I love these little day flying sphinx or hummingbird moths. We get three of similar size and shape here, and you should be able to see all three in Minnesota too.

The one you saw is the Nessus Sphinx (Amphion floridensis) moth, and the only one that has those glowing yellow stripes that you can see from half way across the yard.
http://www.inaturalist.org/tax...

The other two are more closely related to each other and a bit harder to tell apart from a distance.

Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis)
http://www.inaturalist.org/tax...

Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)
http://www.inaturalist.org/tax...

The Nessus Sphinx is the one I see least frequently, although according to my book all are considered "common".

A couple of years ago I actually saw a Hummingbird Clearwing lays eggs on my arrowwood viburnum. I was able to find the eggs and raise them to adulthood to watch their whole lifecycle, which was a lot of fun.
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Jan 20, 2016 4:51 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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Nice pictures Reid!
I have trouble getting a clear shot of them.
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